Sloggers & Betters (York 2015)

Updated with the itinerary for Friday night (see below)

Sloggers & Betters – York

Weekend of 23-24-25 October, 2015

A message from John Henderson (aka Elgar, Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

The Fox and Roman

The main event will be at The Fox and Roman, 58 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LR. I’m organising a buffet lunch for around 3pm which, as on previous occasions, will come to £8-10 per person. The pub opens at 11:30am.  If you could indicate below (i) whether you would like to be counted in on the buffet and, if so, (ii) whether you have any dietary needs, that would assist the caterers.

Subsidiary event: Beer and Quiz crawl: Friday October 23, meet from 6pm York Tap (north end of Platform 3 to save drinking time) with further beer and quiz rounds at four other pubs on the hour each hour until 10pm, venues to be published later. Last year there was a slight problem with people not having eaten. Shall I organise basket snacks at the second pub? Again, please let me know below.

Hair of the Hound: luckily (what? – ed.) the York Tap opens at 10am on Sunday, so if you fancy a pint before your train…

Weekend accommodation in York is pretty tricky if you don’t think about it in advance, so I’d strongly recommend advance booking. Walking distance from the Saturday venue are: Burswood Guest House, Bentham Lodge, Curzon Lodge and Stable Cottages, Holiday Inn and the Marriott Hotel. All of these are on Tadcaster Road and are approximately 20 minutes walk from the city walls (30 minutes from York Station), though the bus services are good and frequent (e.g. Numbers 4, 12, 13, 14). If anyone should need it, the pub has a large car park at the rear.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

 John H. (aka Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

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The itinerary for Friday night will be the same as it was in 2014, except that there will be sandwiches, chips ‘n’ stuff at the Maltings:

Last year’s maps are attached, but note that the dates are now Friday 23 October and Saturday 24 October.

Click on an image to see an enlarged version or click here to download as a pdf.


  1. Posted October 19, 2015 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Hotel booked, Mrs BD and I will be there for the whole weekend.

    • George Clements
      Posted October 25, 2015 at 9:03 am | Permalink

      Hello Dave,
      It was good to see you both yesterday, and thank you again for making Jennifer feel welcome and involved in the event. It was also a pleasure to meet some new acquaintances, as well as to see those we have met on previous occasions.
      All best wishes.

  2. Una
    Posted October 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    My first holiday abroad in over a year and it is that weekend ! Drat, dam, darn , hell, blast it Grrrr…My mid term break to boot.Perhaps you will have another weekend long event. Can I send you my dates ? That was a joke! Have fun everyone !